The next registration period for our foreign language courses is: April 23 - April 27, 2018. Teaching begins on May 1, 2018. Please note, in Semester III (May 1 - July 26, 2018) there are no Saturday classes.
Welcome to all new and returning students! In order to improve the quality of our teaching we will be seeking student feedback via a course review survey disseminated midway through the semester and at the end. We would like to encourage all students to complete this survey.
The Self-Access Facility is regrettably closed until further notice. We are working assiduously to re-open its doors. Questions? Queries? Please use our online Contact Form..
We warmly welcome Drs. Sandra Hobbs and Mideros to the CLL Team. Dr. Hobbs will assume the role of Coordinator of the French Section, while Dr. Mideros will assume the role of Coordinator of the Spanish Section. We sincerely thank Ms. Nicole Taylor and Ms. Shawna Sealey for their hard work as section coordinators for the academic year 2016-2017.
The Centre for Language Learning invites students, from Forms 4 to 6 to enter our "Languages for Life" 2017 Competition! What link is there between language and culture? What impact does learning a foreign language have on you? Let us know via any one of the following media: essay, poster, spoken word or short film, and you could win one of our attractive cash prizes! The competition runs from December 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018. Winners will be announced in March 2018. For more information, email us at languagesforlife2015[@]gmail.com
The CLL's 20th Anniversary will be celebrated during the Academic Year 2017-2018. Plans are already underway for a number of exciting activities including Open House 2018, Languages for Life Secondary School Competiton, cultural displays, presentations from distinguished guest speakers and more. Sign up to our mailing list or follow our event page for more event-related information.
Professor Balasubramanian Kumaravadivelu is Professor of Linguistics and Language Development at San Jose State University in California. He is an eminent Applied Linguist with degrees from the University of Madras, the University of Lancaster and the University of Michigan. He is currently working on his latest book on identity and is keen on sharing his research and critical analysis with us via a lecture entitled “Identity and Identity Formation in a Globalized and Digitalized Society” to be delivered in the CLL Auditorium, UWI St. Augustine. Prof. Kumaravadivelu will also celebrate his 70th birthday on January 09. We look forward to hearing a thought-provoking and inspiring lecture as the St. Augustine Campus of The University of the West Indies welcomes Prof. Kumaravadivelu to the Caribbean and salutes him on his 70th birthday. View his presentation here.
Professor Emerita Rosemary Feal is Executive Director Emerita of the Modern Language Association of America (MLA). She led the worldwide association of humanities scholars from 2002 to 2017. Among her many accomplishments as Executive Director of the MLA, Rosemary Feal spearheaded several major initiatives, including Connected Academics, a project that prepares doctoral students of language and literature for a wide range of professional careers. Her lecture aims to situate the humanities in the broad context of academic disciplines and societies at large, at a time where significant emphasis is placed on innovation and entrepreneurship. It is well known that the study of the humanities is undergoing serious challenges on university campuses in Anglophone countries like the United States and the United Kingdom as the financial viability of programs is constantly being called into question. At the same time, in countries where higher education has traditionally been focused on technological professions and teacher preparation, we are witnessing the rise of an innovative kind of humanities. Proof of the success of the humanities is the desire on the part of students to attain a liberal arts education, often in the United States, which is subsequently applied to careers outside of the traditional fields. We look forward to a high-quality, thought-provoking lecture as the St. Augustine Campus of The University of the West Indies welcomes Prof. Feal. Reserve your seats here.
We're opening our doors! Join us as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary with the theme: Go Global! A Celebration of Festivals! There will be door prizes, loads of games and activities, food demos and more! All are invited! Check out our event page for more details.
In collaboration with the Embassy of Korea, the CLL was thrilled to officially open the Korea Corner on November 28, 2017. This modern, inviting space is dedicated to the promotion of the learning of the Korean language and the discovery of its culture.
This year the CLL's End-of-Year Concert will be even bigger since we're celebrating our 20th Anniversary! All are invited to join us in celebrating 20 years of foreign language learning! Tickets cost $50 and are available at the Administrative Office on the ground floor of the CLL. Tickets bought on or before November 4 will be entered in our Early Bird draw!
On November 18, 2016 the CLL held its annual End-of-Year Concert entitled, "Splash 2016 - Language can Dance, Sing, Act". The event, which took place at the Learning Resource Centre, UWI St. Augustine was well-attended by students, family and friends of the CLL. The evening included plays, songs, dances and even a fashion show, from our (Mandarin) Chinese, English as a Foreign Language, French, Hindi, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish learners. We look forward to next year's concert!
2016 Concert Gallery on Flickr
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